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We held William out of school this year because the wanted to mainstream him in kindergarten. We didn't think he was ready. Well, at his iep meeting for speech, the special ed lady from the school district said she didn't think he was ready to be in a regular kindy class and reccommended another classroom. We checked out the class today and I loved it. The teacher was very positive and reassuring. She did yoga daily with the kids. They're working pretty much on regular kindergarten work. It appeared that about half of the kids were autistic and they did recess with the regular kindergarten class. Even the aides were very positive and caring. William needs that with his anxiety. I even met the ST and OT.<br><br>
I was told we would be fighting his whole school career but this wasn't too hard. Granted William was very high strung at the iep meeting and was stimming a lot. She even said that she though he was bright, he just needed a more structured program than a mainstream kindergarten class. Did the best program for him just fall into our laps?<br><br><br>
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It did for us. I was terrified of the IEP process. I heard nothing but horror stories. My ds got the best placement in the best program with the best teacher we could have ever asked for. Good things happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That sounds similar to what happened to us too. I am so glad to hear you found a great class for your ds!! And how cool is that that they do yoga?!?
 

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Yes you got a good program! I am fresh back from my county's Pre-K Disabilities Eval and they told me DS wouldn't get OT (He has 2 thumbs and 4 fingers and she's sure he won't get OT?) and they recommended I place my son in Pre-K for $50/wk with high school children for 3 hours a day!?! (Hey even I have a High School Diploma and "some college"! LOL!)<br><br>
Bring those people some homemade brownies!!! LOL!<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4 ages 10 1/2 (AS), 9 1/2, 7 1/2, and 4 (Apraxia, Dysarthria, HFA, OCD)
 

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That sounds great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That sounds like a wonderful program - I hope it lives up to your impression. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow! Maybe the best program really did just fall into your laps!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes you got a good program! I am fresh back from my county's Pre-K Disabilities Eval and they told me DS wouldn't get OT (He has 2 thumbs and 4 fingers and she's sure he won't get OT?) and they recommended I place my son in Pre-K for $50/wk with high school children for 3 hours a day!?! (Hey even I have a High School Diploma and "some college"! LOL!)<br><br>
Bring those people some homemade brownies!!! LOL!<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4 ages 10 1/2 (AS), 9 1/2, 7 1/2, and 4 (Apraxia, Dysarthria, HFA, OCD)</div>
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Well, first they wanted to mainstream him with no support. Then I finally got the psych report from the old school and they said he was not showing an signs of a pdd. Wth? Our developmental preschool did nothing for my ds than declare him cognitively impaired one year and very bright the next. Oh i'm sorry, they managed to blame us for all of his difficulties along the way. I hope you can push and get a little more help.
 
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